Over the weekend, I played with a game called Space Settlers. The makers of the game have been trying to get me to review the app for about a month now. So I finally set some time to play with the free app on my iPod Touch. According to their iTunes page, Space Settlers is an online multi-player Sci-Fi game that features “mecha combat and real-time strategy” (their words). I never actually got to the combat part because I got bored with the first part of the game and quitted.
POTG Apps sent me a promo code to review their 3D Math Racing Pro app on my dad blog. This is one of those educational app that quizzes your kid with math problems. In the app, your car gets a speed boost each time you get a math problem right. The app makes math fun and hopefully will improve your child’s math skills. 3D Math Racing Pro is available now in the iTunes app store. The app is compatible with Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad devices. It requires iOS 5.0 or later.
I finally got around to installing a couple of mobile banking apps on my Apple iPod Touch. Mobile banking apps have been around for a while, but I never found a need to install them because I prefer to do online banking on my desktop computer. Until now. That’s when my credit union announced they were offering e-deposit via a smartphone. Cool. I hate making a special trip to the bank just to deposit a check or two.
This week, I’ve been playing with the WebMD app. It’s not a new app, but it is very useful. As you can tell by the name, the app provides medical information. I found the app very helpful and easy to use. It’s full of great information. The app is free. However, it’s ad supported. But for the most part, I didn’t really notice the ads. The WebMD app is compatible with the Apple iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad (requires iOS 3.0 or later). I tested the app on my iPod touch, but you’re better off installing the app on an iPad or iPhone because you need Internet access for most of the features.
Lantronix recently announced the xPrintServer – Home Edition, which enables printing from Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch devices. xPrintServer – Home Edition supports up to eight USB printers and up to two network printers. xPrintServer – Home Edition isn’t currently available. However, you can pre-order the gadget. According to the press material, the device will begin shipping later this month.
Earlier in the week, I checked out the Shake-N-Tell app (Your Name In Cows). It’s a storytelling app for the Apple iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad (iOS 4.0 or later). The free app is designed to help dads and moms tell bedtime stories. Let’s face it. At the end of the day, we’re not exactly at our creative best. And when you’re tired, it can be a little difficult to make up a story on the spot. This is when the Shake-N-Tell app comes in handy.
I was playing with the Imbroglio app (Lisbon Lab) last night. It’s a puzzle game for the Apple iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad (iOS 4.3 or later). In this game, you’re on the magical Ombelico Islands. On these islands are Lithos, which are mystical stone cylinders that channel the elemental energy and maintain the harmony between air, water, earth and fire. Everything is fine on the islands until a tsunami ravages the islands and leaves all the Lithos scrambled. Now it’s your job to solve this imbroglio and save the Ombelico Island from obliteration.
Fullpower Technologies sent me a code to review their MotionX-Sleep app on my geek dad blog. It’s an app that tracks sleep and daily activities without any wire attachments. I’ve been playing with the app for about two weeks now. I love the MotionX-Sleep app and found it very useful. I think other people will find the app useful too. That’s why I’m giving 500 promo codes to my readers (thank you Fullpower Technologies!) MotionX-Sleep [Facebook | Twitter] is compatible with the Apple iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad devices (iOS 4.2 or later). Head over to my MotionX-Sleep giveaway page to get a free code for the app (first 500 people). Continue on to read my app review.
I received a promo code to review the Tango Chase app on my geek dad blog. In Tango Chase (by Herotainment), you swipe and tilt your device to help Tango collect items as he moves down the scene. Tango Chase [Facebook | Twitter] is a free app and is available now. The app works on the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad (requires iOS 3.1.3 or later). Bottom line: Tango Chase is fun and easy to play, but some levels are very challenging.
Gotta Pea [Facebook | Twitter] sent me a code to review their Peakour app on my geek dad blog. In the game, you have to help PeaG maneuver through puzzles. There are two versions of the app. There’s a lite version that is free, and a full version for 99 cents. Peakour works on the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad (requires iOS 4.3 or later). Bottom line: the app is fun, addictive, and requires you to think.